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Poster: falconcry77 Date: May 4, 2009 4:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mp3 vs flac/shn

i am a lossless only kinda guy. once you degrade to mp3 you can never get the lost info back. it's gone for good. i agree with an earlier post that storage will be moot soon- very soon. storage capabillities will be so huge and so cheap that there will be no more mp3s. there wont be a need for them. there wont be flac or shn either for the same reason. everyone will have wavs and only wavs and their drives will still be impossible to fill. until then, you have options- i got a 1tb western digital internal for 100 bucks on newegg, and a 1tb external for 100 bucks to back it up. when they fill up i'll get a 2tb internal and use the 2 1tb drives to back that up.

the point is this: there is a HUGE difference between 99.9 and 100 percent. flac is 100. shn is 100. case closed. i am an artist, and i wouldn't want my paintings to be shown at 99.9 percent of there original aesthetic. 100 all the way!

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Poster: JC Edwards Date: May 4, 2009 5:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mp3 vs flac/shn

I have to put in my two bits here as well. I've been a musician more than 30 years, I have perfect pitch and my hearing has never been better regardless of having played with the volume on TEN for years.
I too cannot tell the difference between mp3 and lossless or flac or whatever you want to call it other than the fact that some of these flac recordings sound more compressed......like they're underwater!

Not impressive.

Also, if you want clean playback and zero spacing between the songs I would recommend the COWON Media Center - jetAudio. It's way more advanced than Windows Media Player and much better than that lousy Win-Amp program!

I use COWON for ripping and burning and COWON with my Realtek HD Audio Manager for playback and am quite pleased with the job it does.

Now; let's talk the social aspects of playing "Alligator" on a first date............

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 4, 2009 7:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mp3 vs flac/shn

I echo JC's sentiments. The only time I can tell a file has been compressed too far is with ".wma" files (like Sugarmegs uses, alas.)

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Poster: JC Edwards Date: May 4, 2009 8:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mp3 vs flac/shn

Thank you Q. :-)

Now.....about the new Aston Martin with ejector seat.......

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 4, 2009 9:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mp3 vs flac/shn

I'd equip you with one for this mission, "J," but since you returned the last one in less than Pristine Order, you'll have to make do with a "TaTa" this time out... :)

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Poster: JC Edwards Date: May 5, 2009 1:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mp3 vs flac/shn

A "TaTa" Q?......ohhhhh, well if you mean Jennifer Love-Hewitt I could give the little darlin' a crash course in ejector seat's.....heard she'd rather make a fine floatation device in the event of a water landing! :-D

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 5, 2009 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mp3 vs flac/shn

Dream on, "J"... the "TaTa" is the new Indian-made car that runs on air puffs. I was trying to think of the opposite of the glamorous Austin. And J-Love is MINE. lol

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Poster: JC Edwards Date: May 5, 2009 9:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mp3 vs flac/shn

LOL Rather reminds me of that old beer commercial (that ironically echoed the same argument we had when we were a tad younger)......

"Ginger or Mary Ann?.......Mary Ann!!"

"Mary Ann or Jeannie?.........JEANNIE!!!!!!" :-D :-D

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Poster: falconcry77 Date: May 4, 2009 5:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mp3 vs flac/shn

if a flac recording you heard sounded compressed it's because of the original recording, not the conversion method. period.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 4, 2009 6:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mp3 vs flac/shn

Hey now, I am a complete moron when it comes to this shit, but my understanding from the likes of NC and huntr and strat and tiger was that WAV was an older (?) approach, and that it was to be replaced by FLAC or some other lossless format. SHN and MP3 would be dinosaurs too...

Do I have it wrong? I recall saying something lame like "WTF?!? I just learned how to create WAVs from my SHNs and FLACs, using Trader's Little Helper, and now you're telling me they are going away too???" but again, I may have been confused...

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Poster: falconcry77 Date: May 5, 2009 5:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mp3 vs flac/shn

wavs are what record comopanies put on cds. because they are large files we came up with ways to compress them. compressing to mp3 makes them much smaller, but you lose info. purists then came up with shn, a way to make them smaller whilst preserving 100% of the info. a few years later we came up with flac, a way to make them even smaller than shns still without losing any info. my opinion is that at the rate bulk storage is going, finding ways to make smaller the original record company's files will no longer be advantageous in a few years.(3-5?) if the record comopany puts out a cd in wav, we'll store the wavs. if they offer a download online in flac, we'll store the flacs. basically the days of conversion will be over, as there will be no need to make them smaller (as long as our players can play whatever files they offer). i welcome this day, as the evil mp3 will be the first to go. whatever file the major record companies decide will be the industry standard is what we will store.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: May 5, 2009 7:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mp3 vs flac/shn

Darn, I was hoping to get more insight on the "Alligator on a First Date"

Obviously it should be a '68 Alligator - but which one precisely?

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Poster: sambonk2 Date: May 5, 2009 6:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mp3 vs flac/shn

wav and flac are the highest in Quality.....Biggist files as well...

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